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Las Vegas woman reportedly killed by serial killer still unidentified

Posted at 12:11 PM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 19:28:27-04

The FBI is still trying to confirm that a Las Vegas woman was killed by confessed serial killer Samuel Little in the 1990s.

Little, 78, was first convicted of killing 3 California women in 2014 and given three consecutive life sentences.

In 2018, he reportedly confessed to killing as many as 90 people in multiple states.

The FBI released 16 sketches of possible victims in November 2018. Since then, 9 of the people in the sketches have been identified. One of the sketched victims that have not been identified is a woman who was supposedly killed in Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas woman was believed to have been killed in 1993. It is believed that she was a 40-year-old black female.

Little would choose marginalized and vulnerable women who were often involved in prostitution and addicted to drugs. His mother was a prostitute and spent time in prison.

Little was born in Georgia. He grew up mostly in Ohio. He was arrested for the first time in Nebraska after he broke into a business. In the late 1960s, he moved to Florida with his mother.

By 1975, he had been arrested 26 times in 11 states for crimes including theft, assault, attempted rape and fraud.

He spent much of his time with prostitutes and pimps and was arrested in 1992 for the murder of a Mississippi prostitute. But, he was not convicted. Additionally, he was charged but not convicted of murdering a prostitute in Florida.

In 2012, Little was arrested at a homeless shelter in Kentucky after DNA evidence linked him to the deaths of 3 women in California. He was extradited to Los Angeles and faced trial. He was found guilty on Sept. 25, 2014, although he insisted he was innocent.

On Nov. 13, 2018, Little was charged with the 1994 murder of a Texas woman. He pled guilty and was given another life sentence. It was at that time that Little began confessing to numerous other murders.

On Nov. 27, 2018, the FBI announced that a Violent Criminal Apprehension Program team had confirmed 34 of Little's confessions and is working to match the remainder of his confessions to known murders of suspicious deaths.

Little is currently in custody in Odessa, Texas. The Texas Rangers are still in the process of verifying many of the killings and no formal charges of any of the additional killings have yet been brought.

Anyone with information about the Las Vegas victim or any other victim should call ViCAP at 800-634-4097.